30 Things

As I round the corner and embrace my 30th birthday, I was thinking about some of the things that I’ve learned in the 30 years that I’ve been on this planet:

1) When people show you who they are, believe them. So when they do something down the line that pisses you off, don’t get pissed. They’ve always been that way. You just didn’t choose to acknowledge their ignorance until they pissed you off.

2) It doesn’t matter how old you get, you’re never too old to dance to Beyonce in your underwear pretending you’re performing on stage in one of her shiny outfits.

3) Men are not complicated. They’re real simple. Simple minded.

4) It’s about what you know and who you know.

5) If you’re genuinely nice to people, chances are, they’ll remember that and be more prone to want to do something nice for you in the future.

6) Late night snacks in bed, after a long night of drinking, does make you dream about whatever the last thing was that you put in your mouth.

7) Sleepovers with your girlfriends never get old. EVER.

8) Stuffing tube socks in your bra will make your boobies perk up just enough for people to question if you got implants over the weekend.

9) Sometimes, no response is way better than a response.

10) When in doubt about giving advice, just tell the person in question to just pray on it.

11) Document what you can. You’ll laugh at it later.

12) What’s going on, on the outside, does not normally reflect what is going on, on the inside.

13) Don’t reward a man for doing things that he’s supposed to be doing.

14) If someone in your life is making you unhappy, there’s no need to be mean or rude to them. Just stop talking to them and remove them from your life. There’s no sense in keeping foolishness around you.

15) Everyone did not get raised the way you did. That may or may not be a bad thing.

16) Listen more.

17) Just because I don’t say it, doesn’t mean I don’t know.

18) Letting people think they’re right, even though you know that they’re wrong, is ok if it means the other person is going to stop talking faster.

19)  People are going to get upset with you for dumb reasons. Most times,  there’s something else they’re actually upset about.

20) Being healthy is a lifestyle change. Not something for the moment. It will benefit you in the long run. While so many people around you are indulging in unhealthy goodness on the regular, they’re shortening their own life span while you’re making yours longer.

21) Your decisions do effect other people, whether you want to believe it or not.

22) Even though you don’t want them to, sometimes you just have to let people you love fall on their face in order for them to see why what they’re doing is wrong so it won’t happen again.

23) I’m not “too good” to do a lot of things.

24) There’s always a way to improve.

25) When your bestie gets married, you’re not losing a part of yourself. You’re actually in a new relationship with 2 people instead of one.

26) They all come back. Every single one of them.

27) Embrace the moment. Life is too short.

28) Killing them with kindness works. It always works.

29) Calling someone a butthead just makes you feel better.

30) Being 30 and single with no kids,  is not the worst thing in the world. It just might actually be the best thing in the world.


Did I miss anything? Any suggestions I need to add to the list?


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